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#1 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey guys,

How do you feel about being able to subscribe to trades at comic stores? I recently discovered this at my LCS, but I was wondering if this would hurt monthly sales and not count towards the reception of a series. I'd rather support them than buy from Amazon because it's only $1-3 cheaper online, plus shipping.

Also I have a funny story. My wife and I went shopping at target for their after Christmas clearance on decorations and things. I got stuck with holding the discounted wrapping paper, leaving one free hand. I stumbled across a Spider-man Kawaii style ornament so I grabbed it. Then I found more marvel characters in another spot. they had Captain America, hulk, and Iron Man. I turned around to give the wrapping paper to my wife, turned back around and there was only one hulk left. Really? They vanished within a 5 second span. So I got spider-man and hulk. The next day we exchanged gifts with my family and my sister got me the Captain America ornament, who had no prior knowledge to the events at Target the day before.

Thanks guys, the podcasts are great.


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#2 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello dudes,

I've been scoping Amazon's lightning deals over the past few weeks and I stumbled across some items of interest. There a series of Alex Ross fine art paintings of Marvel characters. There is a Spider-Man/ Sinister six, silver surfer, xmen, and secret wars avengers. The problem is they are on sale for $997 for just one! This seems incredibly high to me. Is that a reasonable price? Last time I checked they were 0% claimed, lol. Thanks and happy holidays.

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#3 Edited by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello Gman (and guest?),

An expanded question from the user above: I recently started reading Star Wars novels. I own a bunch of them, but never got around to reading them all. I just finished "Splinter in the Mind's Eye" and started "Jedi Search," part of the Jedi Academy series. They are so good, I can't believe I am just now reading them. Have you read any of the expanded universe books and if so, what would you recommend? Since you asked for Star Wars related questions.

Also, I'd like to introduce my wife to a new comic series. She just watched and really enjoyed the show "Once Upon a Time." I know there is a comic for this series (or at least a collected edition). Have you heard anything about this series? Or would something like Fables or something similar be more worthwhile? Just as a note, she does read the Walking Dead hardcovers as those are released.

Thanks a lot, both podcasts are awesome!

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#4 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey G-man,

I just wanted to comment on the James Asmus episode. You guys mentioned how the Big Bang Theory is making fun of "nerdy" people. I never really thought of it that way before, but can see it from two angles. In one aspect the show enlightens the masses to the world of geekdom and what "we" (nerdy) folk go through in some shape or form. This kind of generated a "geeks are sexy" vibe, giving the masses more exposure to geek culture. On the other hand, I understand how it can be poking fun at those in society who may be socially awkward or have certain career choices. As both a comic reader and a scientist, I enjoy the show because I understand most of the references made, but I do feel as though they are taking advantage of a select group of people. I feel most viewers like the situational comedy and not necessarily the geek culture, technology, and science references. No question, just wanted to share some thoughts.

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#5 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Dini wrote it. I'm game.

Sold. I hope its not a rip off of Lord of the Rings, but it looks pretty cool.

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#6 Edited by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey podcast crew,

My friend asked me where to start reading Judge Dredd comics. Since I mainly read Marvel, I had no idea other than it crosses over with Mars Attacks, lol. Do you have any suggestions that I can pass on?

I just wanted to comment on a question from a previous user (Monty) about having Miles Morales in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I really like this idea, but a big problem with that is the average mover goer will have no idea who Miles Morales is. I think someone who only has seen the Marvel movies would be really disappointed to find out that Peter Parker is not Spider-man. On the other hand, if they handle it well and make that character as likable as Bendis did in the comics, it could have a positive effect. But in general I do not think the Marvel-Sony rights issue would probably not allow this to happen unfortunately.


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#7 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey there gang,

Do you think the actors that play major roles in comic movies do some background reading in comics before they film? I heard that Henry Cavill is a genuine comic fan, particularly Superman. However I'm not entirely convinced most actors know much about the history of their character. I watched the Big Bang theory (CBS, welcome home. That cracks me up when you sneak that in the podcasts) panel from comic-con this past year and someone asked them if they were into any of the subjects portrayed on the show (comics, sci-fi, various geek culture). No one said they were, except Kaley Cuoco who said she watched Game of Thrones. I was disappointed in the overall lack of interest in the cast. Have you heard any other tales like this?

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#8 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello Podcast Crew!

Between Marvel and DC, which one develops the best animated series or features in your opinion? Personally, I enjoy Marvel more than DC in general but I feel they both do great work with animation. That being said, I haven't seen everything by both companies, but my two favorite recent series are Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-man. Which ones are your favorites and which do you currently watch? Thanks!

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#9 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

I have had some bad experiences with buying and selling comics on eBay, more good than bad though.

I was the only bidder on a set of 120 Green Arrow comics from the 90's, got it for $20 or something like that. The seller was some punk kid who said he would not ship them to me because they were worth more than that. Needless to say i reported him.

As far as selling goes, I tried single issues, runs, TPB's, and maybe it was just the series I had, but I had to list them multiple times until they sold. Some didn't even sell after 4 listings. My advice is make the listing worthwhile and attractive so that you get activity. Although my sample size is low, I had best luck with complete runs of single issues.

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#10 Posted by girzaznot (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Everyone,

I will preface this question with a question.
Do you guys like the Hayao Miyazaki films? Which is your favorite? (Mine is "Spirited Away")
But my original question is, are you excited for the new one coming out called "The Wind Rises"?

I feel like most people who read their comics digitally, use an iPad. I currently use my iPhone which isn't bad its just a small screen sometimes. Have you heard/read anything on what tablet is "best" for reading comics? I am thinking about getting one within the next year, probably an iPad, but I am open to other suggestions.

Thanks guys, you are always awesome.

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